Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stitching at the Stampede!

I finally got a break from gardening and yard work long enough to go down to the grounds of The Calgary Stampede and spend the day stitching with other members of The Calgary Guild of Needle & Fibre Arts.
That is me on the far left - as you can see all the time in the sun this summer is bleaching my hair out.  Also stitching in this photo is Rhonda.
(from right to left:  Jackie, Jenn & Linda)
Although most of us don long aprons provided by the Stampede so that we fit the timeframe the Heritage Cabin represents, one of our members (Jenn in the center) made her own costume. It was very authentic and simply gorgeous!  I wanted to catch the shape of the dress in the photo and so I called out to her here: "Give me some bustle!"  This brought guffaws from the young male tourists coming up the steps to the cabinand a big smile from Jenn!
This is a great opportunity to watch the Stampede activities pass by, sit and stitch.  We visit with the tourists, many of whom are curious about what we are doing.  We answer questions about stitching and, of course, manage to promote our chapter to the local attendees.  Lots of fun but once my shift was over and I got out onto the grounds, the crowds and heat were a bit much for this country girl!
I am happy I got some stitching done though, working on a denim crazy quilt cushion cover for my daughter, designed to remind her of her trip to Brazil last summer.


Annie said...

You make a great-looking Pioneer woman! What a fun thing to do.

Arlene White said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day.